National / International News

In Oman, The Man Who Has Defined The Country Is Now Rarely Seen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:15

Sultan Qaboos has dominated Oman for 44 years and managed to maintain good relations with everyone from the U.S. to Iran. But now he's ailing and it's not clear who would succeed him.

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For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:11

One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.

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Butcher predicts tough Scots test

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:06
Former England captain Terry Butcher believes revitalised Scotland will provide a stern test for England at Celtic Park.

Romania PM admits election defeat

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:57
The Romanian PM Victor Ponta concedes victory in presidential election to Sibiu mayor Klaus Iohannis.

VIDEO: New footage shows MH17 crash aftermath

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:47
New footage has emerged purporting to show the immediate aftermath of the MH17 crash in Ukraine in July, which killed all 298 people on board.

In pictures: My toilet

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:44
Global stories to mark World Toilet Day

Bale and Coleman hail Wales spirit

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:40
Gareth Bale and Chris Coleman hail Wales' team spirit after their Euro 2016 qualifying draw against Belgium.

McAvoy wins Bafta film actor award

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:31
Hollywood star James McAvoy beats stiff competition to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland's annual Bafta ceremony.

Djokovic season has 'awkward end'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:24
Novak Djokovic admits his year came to an "awkward end" after Roger Federer withdrew from Sunday's ATP World Tour final.

Obama confirms death of Kassig

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 11:45
President Barack Obama confirms the death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whose beheading was shown in a video posted by Islamic State.

Band Aid single unveiled on X Factor

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 11:39
The new Band Aid single airs for the first time on ITV's X Factor, following a star-studded recording on Saturday.

Inside the mind of a convicted troll

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 11:33
Inside the mind of a convicted Twitter troll

VIDEO: What does a Twitter troll think?

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 11:33
Newsbeat takes a victim of trolling to meet a convicted troll and find out why they post abusive messages.

VIDEO: Murray takes on tennis legends trio

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 11:14
Britain's Andy Murray lines up against the combined might of Pat Cash, John McEnroe and Tim Henman as they entertain the crowd at the 02 in London.

Producer Of 'Knight Rider' And 'Battlestar Galactica' Dies At 77

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 10:40

Glen A. Larson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic television shows of the 70s and 80s, succumbed Friday to complications related to cancer, his son says.

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VIDEO: IS defector: 'I joined out of fear'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 10:15
The BBC's Paul Wood reports from Turkey's border with Syria, where a defector from Islamic State has been speaking about the brutality of the militant group.

'Major setback' for dissident terror

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 10:09
Irish police describe the seizure of guns and bomb making material during weekend searches in Dublin as a "major setback" for dissident republicans.

Children in Need single number one

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 10:00
Gareth Malone's All Star Choir top the UK singles chart with Children in Need single Wake Me Up as Pink Floyd are at number one in the album chart.

VIDEO: G20 leaders in global growth pledge

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 09:55
The G20 summit has ended with leaders agreeing to boost their economies by at least 2.1% by 2018, adding $2 trillion to global economies.

Pictures show comet probe 'bounce'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 09:30
Images of the Philae probe moments after its initial touchdown on comet 67P have been published by the European Space Agency.